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Within the framework of the EU project CreArt, Croatian Association of Fine Artists will once again mark this year’s European day of artistic creativity on March 21, by implementing the project entitled Art revitalization of the Prison Space. Under the guidance of the author of the project, Melinda Šefčić, Ph.D. Art, with the aim of creating a new, humane, supportive and nurturing environment and in purpose of aestheticization and revitalization of the prison area, four renowned Croatian artists Goran Rakić, Slaven Lunar Kosanović, Ivan Oštarčević Zgubljen and Dominik Vuković will create artistic interventions in Zagreb Prison (Remetinec) which will be presented on March 21, through guided tour for media and expert comunity while for the broader public, project will be presented through media coverage. The project will be realized through collaboration with the Zagreb Prison, Faculty of Humanities and Social Studies, University of Zagreb (Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology), with the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb (Department of Criminology), and Institute for Ethnology and Folklore Research in Zagreb. Students of the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences (Department of Criminology), under the mentorship of professor dr. sc. Anita Jandrić Nišević, Ph.D. will be monitoring the therapeutic influence of art on the psychosocial functioning of the convicts, their motivation and the possibility of adapting the convicts to prison conditions. Nevena Škrbić Alempijević Ph.D. and Sanja Potkonjak Ph.D. from the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology on Faculty of Humanities and Social Studies and Valentina Gulin Zrnić, Ph.D. and Sanja Đurin, Ph.D. from the Institute for Ethnology and Folklore Research in Zagreb will do a research of the reactions to artist's work, followed by an ethnographic report. The results of the project will be published in a book and presented to the public at the conference during May at the Home of HDLU - Meštrović Pavilion.